The Future of ClimateTech: A Discussion with CEOs and Leaders Charting the Course
Watch this on-demand expert panel webinar featuring the CEOs and founders of some of the most innovative and high-potential ClimateTech companies in the industry. This session will give you an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the leaders of these cutting-edge companies in our portfolio about their vision for the future of ClimateTech.
Your hosts, Purple Arch Ventures Partner Erik Hammer and Senior Associate Rachael Ferm, are joined by Kentaro Kawamori, CEO and Co-Founder at Persefoni, the leading Climate Disclosure, and Carbon Management Solution; Jack Roswell, CEO and Co-Founder of Perennial, a company building the world’s leading verification platform for soil-based carbon removal; and Nat Manning, Co-Founder, and COO of Kettle, a company building a smarter reinsurance model for protecting today’s globalized world from the catastrophic effects of climate change.
Learn about the latest developments in clean energy, sustainability, and carbon reduction technologies, and discover more about these exciting startups. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from some of the top minds in the ClimateTech industry and learn how you can invest in companies like these that are shaping the future.
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Impact Fund Open Through Q1 2023
Our Impact Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of ~20-30 companies addressing ESG (environmental, social, governance) opportunities, anti-bias solutions, and underrepresented groups. The fund will be invested over ~12-18 months with a large reserve (~20-25%) for follow-ons. Every investor becomes a member of the Impact Venture Club, with opportunities to invest in Syndications, learn, and network.
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About your presenters
Senior Associate, Purple Arch Ventures
Rachael’s interest in Venture Capital began in Tel Aviv while working at Pitango, Israel’s first and largest VC fund. Here, Rachael worked on their nascent Impact Investing fund and discovered the role technology and entrepreneurs hold in driving systemic shifts in sustainability and socioeconomic equity. Rachael received a grant from Northwestern University and the Gates foundation to return to Israel to study sustainable food systems. Returning to Northwestern, Rachael co-founded a profitable business which expanded to serve 100+ universities. This experience was complemented with 2.5 years at Accenture, where Rachael consulted multinational companies on their 5-year technology innovation strategy, examining global trends and emerging technologies. Throughout this time, Rachael’s continued passion for the VC space was reinforced by working with Accenture’s corporate venture arm, attending a variety of conferences, and serving as a mentor for a sustainable food accelerator.
Erik has worked with both traditional venture investors and corporate venture teams during his career. He has deep experience evaluating opportunities, structuring investments and advising management on value creation. Previously, he helped build the strategy and make investments for the PGA TOUR’s corporate ventures group. Erik began his career with Deloitte Consulting where he focused on corporate strategy and M&A engagements. He holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. He has an MBA in Finance from Kellogg.
CEO and Founder of Persefoni
Kentaro Kawamori was the youngest Chief Digital Officer ever at a Fortune 500 company before starting Persefoni – he serves as CEO and Co-Founder. His career has focused on the software space and includes time spent as a Cloud Strategy Consultant at Accenture and a Venture Partner focused on early-stage SaaS companies
Co-Founder and COO of Kettle
Before co-founding Kettle, Nat previously led Ushahidi, the world’s largest open-source data platform for crisis response. Here he helped scale the Ushahidi platform to over 200 countries gathering over 10M first-hand reports. Previous to that he was a Presidential Innovation Fellow for Open Data, and then the first Chief Data Officer of the US Agency for International Development, where he helped open up and analyze large data sets for humanitarian response.
CEO and Co-Founder of Perennial
Jack Roswell is the Co-founder and CEO of Perennial. Previously, he worked with researchers at the University of Virginia and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture to perform sub-soil imaging work at archaeological sites. Jack has a background in remote sensing and spectroscopy as a former researcher at Brown University.